Why You Need Nutrigenomix
Are you at risk for nutrition-related chronic diseases? If you're like most Canadians, you probably don't know. That's where Nutrigenomix comes in. Nutrigenomix offers comprehensive genetic testing that helps you tailor your diet to your genes. Whether you need to watch your salt or have undiagnosed lactose intolerance, it can help you create a diet plan that will do more for you.
What is Nutrigenomix?
Nutrigenomix is a genetic test offered through your healthcare provider that includes counseling for diet, nutrition, and physical activity to help prevent nutrition-related chronic illness, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
Who is Nutrigenomix for?
Currently, there are two tests available: Health & Wellness and Athletic Performance.
Health & Wellness
With a panel of 45 genetic markers, this test gives your healthcare provider or dietician the ability to offer you personalized nutrition advice. This includes more than just what you should eat and when, but also provides information on what kind of physical activity you need to keep your body healthy. Nutrigenomix can help the average person lose weight and gain better muscle tone and composition, simply by having a personalized health plan.
With more Canadians struggling with weight loss, Nutrigenomix is a great way to creating a path towards health. By changing your eating habits, it can also benefit your heart health, see if you're predisposed to diabetes, and help you avoid food intolerances, such as lactose and gluten.
This test also consists of a panel of 45 genetic markers, but targets those markers that impact the nutritional requirements and performance of athletes. By determining your nutrition requirements, it can help improve body composition and heart health. These tests go beyond just diet recommendations, though. They also help you understand your athletic strengths and how you might be predisposed to some injuries. This package is meant to help athletes take their game to the next level, with customized reports for their trainer, coach, or nutritionist.
In other words, Nutrigenomix is for people looking for a lifestyle change, so they can be healthier.
How Does Nutrigenomix Work?
Getting your DNA analyzed is much simpler than many people might think. All that's required for you to do is take a simple saliva sample with one of Nutrigenomix's test kits, then follow up with your healthcare professional. It's simple, non-invasive, and is done by your healthcare professional. The test takes approximate 2 weeks to process and for your customized report to be compiled.
How Long Should I Follow My Plan?
While the word "diet" keeps coming up, it's important to remember that the nutrition plan your doctor comes up with is not meant to be a short-term solution, like many diets for losing weight. Instead, it's meant to be a long-term plan for your health. Adhering to the recommendations can help prevent nutrition-related chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
What is Being Tested?
The genetic tests are based on the most current scientists, and the system was developed by a team of world-renowned researchers. They include:
- Looking for the MTHFR mutation
- Determining risk for vitamin deficiency
- Genetic disorders that increase the chance for obesity
- Predisposition for diabetes and heart disease
Your test will answer questions you may not even have thought of. Do you know if a higher protein diet will help you lose weight? Or should you be focusing on more vegetables? Is your caffeine intake too high?
If you're interested in getting nutrition advice tailored to your genetics, make sure to call us today!